PHILADELPHIA (AP) Khalil Brantley scored 15 points as La Salle beat George Washington 75-64 on Wednesday night.
Brantley shot 4 for 14 and 7 of 8 from the free-throw line for the Explorers (9-13, 3-6 Atlantic 10 Conference). Josh Nickelberry scored 12 points, shooting 5 for 7, including 2 for 3 from beyond the arc. Jhamir Brickus shot 3 for 7 (2 for 4 from 3-point range) and 3 of 4 from the free-throw line to finish with 11 points, while adding six assists and three steals. The Explorers ended a five-game slide with the victory.
Maximus Edwards led the way for the Colonials (11-11, 5-4) with 14 points and three steals. George Washington also got 14 points from James Bishop. In addition, Brendan Adams finished with 12 points.
La Salle took a 17-5 lead in the first half with a 13-0 run. Led by 10 first-half points from Nickelberry, La Salle carried a 35-28 lead into the break. Brantley put up nine second-half points and La Salle secured the victory after a second half that featured 10 lead changes and was tied seven times.
La Salle takes on Saint Joseph's (PA) on the road on Sunday, and George Washington hosts Duquesne on Saturday.
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